Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

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Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, popularly known as Fanny Hill, is a novel by John Cleland.

Written in 1748 while Cleland was in debtor's prison in London, it is considered the first modern "erotic novel" in English, and has become a byword for the battle of censorship of erotica.

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Ven 21 Ago 2009, 03:24:18 +0200

This book is quite entertaining and sometimes just hot. It's at least as good as any modern erotic novel, but the language used is quaint although sometimes surprisingly funny. I would have expected the sex in an old book like this to be boring and perfunctory, but to my satisfaction, it is quite varied. If you like the language of old authors like Austen or Bronte, and you like sex, you will surely love this book.
However, there were a lot fo* typos and leftover manually bro- ken* words, especially… (più)

Gio 17 Gen 2008, 23:00:00 +0100

Definitely an "adult" book! I was unprepared for the frankness and detail I found as this story of the early years of a country girl's life in London unfolded. However, I found the style delightful as Cleland uses implication and metaphor to the full. It just goes to show that one doesn't have to be crude or lewd when talking about sex, or so I thought on reading this book. The heroine has a refreshingly hearty appetite for physical pleasures, and this is a book to set against the myriad contemporary… (più)

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Lingua: Inglese

Pubblicato in: 1749

Numero di parole: 85,214 parole (≈ circa 6 ore)

Fonte: Wikisource

Copyright: Pubblico dominio

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